December 3rd

West Texas Energy Consortium receives Industry Sector Outreach Award

December 3, 2014

Sweetwater – Recently, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) received the Industry Sector Outreach Award from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) at the Annual State Conference in Grapevine. Honoring significant workforce efforts in targeted occupations and positive impacts made to employers, the award includes a $30,000 endowment and recognizes the success experienced in just one short year with the Consortium’s exceptional, integrated approach.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition.

George Alvin Chastain

December 3, 2014

Funeral services for George Alvin Chastain, 94, of Sweetwater, will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jake Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He died on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare.
Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born on August 11, 1920 in Ovalo, Texas. He married Frances M. Barnes on December 23, 1939 in Merkel.

Highland has 11 named all-district

December 3, 2014

Highland, which ended a five-year playoff drought this season, has a total of 11 football players who have been given All-District 7-1A, Division I recognition for their outstanding play.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

‘Stangs pick up first win

December 3, 2014

Michael Hunt scored 24 points and Rhett Torres 22 as the Sweetwater boys got their first win of the basketball season Tuesday, 70-38, at Merkel.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Local activities for Wednesday

December 3, 2014

Today, December 3, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.
Also, the Pioneer Museum will host Tom Turner for a closing reception of his photographic exhibition, Sublime Gestures, at noon in the WASP room.

Wednesday's local weather

December 3, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly sunny skies and a high near 62. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
For tonight, we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 46. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening.
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December 2nd

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Football 11/27/14

Detroit (8-4) 34 vs
Chicago (5-7) 17

Goodfellows toy drive raises over $900

December 2, 2014

Many donated toys, food and money during the annual Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive on Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Volunteers gave out free hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee to those who donated.

Learn how much was raised in Tuesday's edition.

Cormier indicted for attempted capital murder of a peace officer

December 2, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 22 people. Six of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Brandon Joseph Cormier was indicted on two counts — attempted capital murder of a peace officer, a first degree felony enhanced with one prior felony conviction and aggravated assault against a public servant, a first degree felony enhanced with one prior felony conviction.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

FFB to host coffee, open house

December 2, 2014

The December Chamber Coffee event will be held at First Financial Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. This year, FFB will also host their annual Open House at this time, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon. Everyone is invited to attend and come and go as they please. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the bank, located at 201 Elm Street.

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